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 SensiNact: An open platform to bring out the value of your IoT data

SENSINACT middleware is a unified framework to integrate and manage your IoT devices, collect their data and enable application development. 


Published on 4 April 2017

An Open Platform to bring out the value of your IoT data!

 What is SensiNact?

SensiNact middleware is a unified framework to integrate and manage your IoT devices, collect their data and enable application development.
SensiNact allows you to:

  • Support state-of-the-art IoT protocols (ZigBee, CoAP, EnOcean, LoRa, SIGFOX, MQTT, XMPP, etc.) 

  • Access on-demand, periodically or event-based realtime data for online analysis

  • Access historical data for offline analysis

  • Use any protocol to remotely access unified data and action sources (HTTP REST APIs, WebSockets, MQTT, XMPP, etc.)

  • Rapidly create new bridges to emerging protocols and dynamically integrate them to the running platform 

  • With SensiNact Studio, create your automation applications exploiting the data and action sources,deploy them to the platform and manage their lifecycle



 Applications: 

 SensiNact is part of the European open platforms initiative (open-platforms.eu), and has already been deployed in several collaborative projects, in particular for smart-city, smart-building and smart-healthcare domains:

  • ClouT: SensiNact enables access to more than 500,000 physical and virtual devices across European and Japanese cities (Santander, Genova, Fujisawa and Mitaka)

  • FESTIVAL: SensiNact federates smart-home, smart-station and smartshopping testbeds

  • BUTLER: SENSINACT hosts applications from smart parking, fall detector, medical reminders for elderly, and smart office

  • OrganiCity: open calls to test SENSINACT to access data from 3 pilot cities: Santander, Aarhus, London

 

 

                                SensiNact middleware : a use-case around smart ski-station


 What’s new?

SensiNact adopts a standard service oriented approach to provide loose coupling between the physical and the virtual worlds, which brings the necessary flexibility to deal with the dynamic and heterogeneous real world. SensiNact is:

  • Plug & play: a device is seen as a service provider exposing its functionalities (e.g. sensing and actuating services). An application becomes a composition of services, with the flexibility of adding/removing/ updating them with a minimum impact on the running platform.

  • Dependable: SSensiNact’s formal data and service models facilitate reliable IoT applications development.

  • Scalable: its three-layers architecture (device/gateway/cloud) allows distribution of data processing at different levels.

  • Easy & quick: SensiNact comprehensive data model and APIs help to rapidly build IoT applications.




 What’s next?

SensiNact will soon be released as open source to avoid vendor lock-in solutions. Extend it or include your add-on and benefit from already existing SensiNact features. Discover SensiNact in the following upcoming projects:

  • Smart tourism: in BigClouT SensiNact monitors the impact of business tourism on the local economy

  • Smart ski resort: in WISE IoT SensiNact improves skiers' quality of experience

  • Smart farming: in IoF2020 (starts in 2017) SensiNact manages vineyards 

  • Smart living and well-being: in ActivAge (starts in 2017) SensiNact enables more autonomy at home for the elderly 


 Be part of SensiNact ecosystem:

  • Integrators, adopt the SensiNact platform for your smart-city solutions and benefit from its easy and fast integration capabilities, thanks to its device-as-aservice approach; gain time and reduce maintenance.

  • Cities, work with SensiNact to unify your heterogeneous devices and platforms. Provide secured access to them for your local startup and SME ecosystems; enable them to innovate.

  • Device/Gateway/Cloud Application providers, benefit from SensiNact cities ecosystem to position your services and solutions within the growing IoT marketplace.


https://projects.eclipse.org/proposals/sensinact

KEY FACTS:
  • Important part of the European IoT and smartcity landscape (open-platforms.eu)
  • Already roviding support for more than 10 protocols and platforms
  • Already used to access more than 500,000 physical and virtual devices around the world

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